- Sumanya Sehgal
We all need some pieces of advice and tips to establish a healthy and a beautiful relationship with the people around us. One such beautiful relation is with one’s sister-in-law. So, here are some of the ways to have a good relationship with your sister-in-law.
1. TREAT HER AS YOUR SISTER AND NOT AS A SISTER-IN-LAW
It is we who create distinctions between a sister and a sister-in-law and it is only we who have the power to break free from this social binary. We can undoubtedly win over anybody’s heart by treating them as our own, as a family. After all, the family is where love resides.
2. GO OUT FOR SHOPPING
Money cannot do what shopping does to us, right? One way to get along with your sister-in-law is to go out for shopping, followed by a lunch at a mutually consented restaurant. Spending some quality time with the people you love can do wonders.
3. BE GENEROUS
There are times when we say things intentionally or unintentionally that sound too overboard and irrational. Try to avoid getting into any sort of a miscommunication or a topic that you may feel is not apt for you to discuss. A little munificence never does anybody any harm!
4. BE YOU AND ALSO ACCEPT YOUR SISTER-IN-LAW THE WAY SHE IS
There is no need to manipulate things and portray yourself as artificial. Just be who you are, say what you feel and do not move around the bushes. Remember, the beauty of and the desire for rawness and simplicity is universal.
5. BELIEVE IN THE TRADITION OF PRESENCE THAN PRESENTS
We all gift beautiful presents on each other’s birthday or anniversaries. Living in a tech-savvy world, we even gift online. But remember, a call over a message and your presence in good and bad times over your presents, make a world of a difference.
6. EXPRESS FREELY
There is nothing wrong with letting the other person know what you really feel, rather it makes the bond only stronger. If some gesture of hers made you elated, let her know.
7. BE FRIENDS TO EACH OTHER.
When we get a sister-in-law after marriage, it is like getting blessed with a lifelong friend. You can share all your apprehensions, your fears with her which you may hesitate to share with your partner. This makes you both get closer and happy together.
8. COOK A DISH OF HER CHOICE.
It is true that when we cook, the dish not only creates the effervescence aroma but also reflects the love for the other person. It helps in building a healthy and beautiful relationship.
9. LAUGH OUT LOUD TOGETHER.
We all know laughing serves as a remedy for so many problems in life. The same way, laughing together as friends on stupid yet funny things helps in building a stronger bond.
10. KEEP UP THE POSITIVITY ALIVE.
Whatever be the problem, let not the positivity fade away. Keep smiling and face the problems happily together as a strong twosome.
Well, where there is love, there is a will and where there is a will, there is a way.